One of the most powerful symbols of God’s love for us is the fact that he wants to relate to us in a Father child relationship. This shows the level of intimacy God wants to have with us.
God is not some distant judge who thinks of himself too holy to have that level of association with us, like some religions preach he is; but he is an imminent God who wants to actively get involved in all aspects of our lives.
You see a loving father is not only there to reward their child when they do good or judge their child when they do bad, they are also there to help with changing nappies, putting plasters on grazed knees, getting the tissue to wipe away the tears when their children are upset, putting themselves in danger to protect their child etc. This is how the child knows they are truly loved!
Many times people, who do not understand the concept of true love, find it hard to grasp to concept of a triune God, (One God expressed in 3 person’s). Some people in other religions would see this as blasphemy and try to say we are worshiping 3 gods and not one. However if look at it from the context of love, it may make more sense.
The Bible says that ‘God is love’ :
1Jn 4:16 We have come to know and rely on the love that God has for us. God is love, and the person who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
So if we understand the dynamic of love we will understand the dynamic of God. Love is something that cannot dwell by itself because love by its very nature has to be shared. So God the Father is the ultimate expression of purity and holiness that no human eye can look upon and live, God the Logos (Son) is his way of interacting with his creation, so a true relationship can be built and God The Holy Spirit is the active force that empowers his people for service. All three different functions, but the same God.
The bible says God is a spirit (John 4:24) but how can you kill a spirit? You can’t, but God needed to make the ultimate sacrifice, which was also the ultimate act of love:
Joh_15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
This was God leading by example. So the second person of the trinity, the one who is specifically there for human interaction, had to come in a form that could be sacrificed, proving ultimate love:
Joh 1:14 The Word Becomes Human
The Word became flesh and lived among us. We gazed on his glory, the kind of glory that belongs to the Father’s unique Son, who is full of grace and truth.
This Father, Son expression was so we as humans could relate to the gravity of God love. Jesus took off his glory and came down in the form of sinful man, which means he proceeded from the Father just as an earthly son proceeds from their mother and father. He showed us how to relate to God, not just like a distant God but an imminent father. So he taught us how to prayer Our Father……, He did not do anything without hearing from the Father as he was now fully God but also fully man, which again was an example for us. He fulfilled his promise as the Holy Spirit empowered him, example again, and because of this it pleased the Father and he completed his earthly destiny as flesh and blood, when he said on the cross, IT IS FINISHED!
This is why his name is so powerful:
Php 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Php 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Php 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
Php 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Php 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Php 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Php 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
This is why I dare to call him FATHER!
Parallel Business Principles
Putting yourself out for other people is how a person is going to be successful in our business, being genuinely concerned for other people.
You have to be able to take yourself out of the way and focus on the needs of others. This is why building a business like Reliv is such a special journey, because it will draw qualities out of you that will change you as a person.
Following the leading of your Upline is going to cause you to be able to mentor someone else in the right way and as that grows, many lives will be impacted because of the sacrifices you would have made.
So don’t just see yourself as building a business, see yourself as fulfilling a purpose!
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